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Pierre Laporte

Pierre Laporte (February 25, 1921 - October 1970), was a Canadian statesman who was murdered by members of the FLQ.

- Pierre Laporte (1921-1970)-
Pierre Laporte was born in Montreal, Quebec. A Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour in the government of the Province of Quebec, Canada, he was kidnapped by FLQ terrorists on October 10, 1970. The events that followed became known as the "October Crisis" when martial law was declared and Pierre Laporte's dead body was found in the trunk of a car seven days later on October 17. His kidnappers were subsequently captured and sentenced to long prison terms for his murder.